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1&1 Internet

1&1 Internet provides low-cost domain registration and hosting -- perhaps the lowest you will find anywhere online. Domain registration starts at $8.99 per year and basic hosting at $2.99 per month. 1&1 also offers shared hosting from $39 per month and dedicated servers from $99 per month. The site's "package provider" will help you compare services and decide which is best for your needs. How reliable is 1&1? You're soaking in it. It's the Deal Dude online service provider of choice for this and many other discount sites. The basic $2.99/month Linux or Microsoft hosting package includes five domains and a website builder. Its $8.99 domain registration includes free privacy service (to mask your email address from spammers) and starter site. The provider also offers e-mail services from 99 cents per month, eShops from $9.99 per month and Sharepoint from $19.99 per month. Finally, 1&1 offers a 90-day guarantee on its Instant Mail and Instant Website packages as well as Shared Hosting plans, SharePoint and Exchange Hosting packages and eShops. That means you will receive a full refund of all monthly and set-up fees if you are not satisfied and cancel within 90 days of sign-up. 1&1 has 24-hour customer service and tech support by e-mail or phone. This is no mom-and-pop operation. It has 1,700 employees overlooking four data centers and 28,000 servers. It also has five million customers and has registered more than five million domain names since it was founded in 1992.


Most people buy an ink jet printer because they're a great bargain -- low cost and relatively high print quality. But when it comes time to replace the cartridges, they're hit with a relevation: ink is expensive. It's the old "cheap razors, expensive blades" strategy. By one estimate a printer cartridge that sells for $30 costs just $3.50 to make, although retail prices tend to be dropping as the technology improves. That's why many people turn to recycled cartridges, or generics. Remanufactured cartridges are those made by the original printer manufacturer that are cleaned and refilled. 123Inkjets stocks recycled cartridges that work with Apollo, Apple, Brother, Canon, Compaq, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard (HP), Lexmark, Pitney Bowes, Xerox and dozens of other brands of printers (see the site for a list). If you'd rather purchase original manufacturer cartridges, browse the list of those available at Office Depot. One thing to consider is the cost per page printed. One study commissioned by Hewlett Packard found that while its cartridges have a 2 percent failure rate, 70 percent of recycled cartridges did not last as long as promised. Consumer Reports found much the same thing. The manufacturers say this is because they design the strip of silicon on the cartridges that has the microscopic ink nozzles to last only as long it takes to empty the cartridge of ink. In other words, the cartridges for personal printers are supposed to be thrown away after one use. Cartridge refillers say this is bunk, that you can refill cartridges as many as seven times. And it does seem to work for many people -- there are $6.5 billion worth of refilled cartridge sales each year. If you using your printer for everyday printing, you should be fine with refilled cartridges and save 50 percent at the same time. If you are printing photos on greeting cards, brochures or family photos on expensive photo paper, it's probably best to go with an original manufacturer's cartridge.


4Checks is a search engine that allows you to browse in one place more than 800 designs from top manufacturers of personal, business, payroll and computer checks. You'll find ordering direct to be much less expensive than if you go through your bank. Choose from a variety of themes, including pets, automobile makes, cartoon characters, flowers, holidays, landscapes, patriotic, careers, causes, sports, colleges and universities, humorous, nature and religious. Or personalize your checks with one of your favorite digital photos. Click on the "special offers" tab for free shipping and dollar-off discounts. After you select the checks and design you want, you will be directed to the manufacturer's site to complete your order. 4Checks features checks from Artistic Checks, Styles, LifeChecks, Unique Products, The Check Gallery, Classic Checks, Check Crafters, Message!Products and Identity Check Printers. 4Checks also sells check accessories, including address stampers, check registers, deposit tickets, address labels, calculators and checkbook covers. offers deep discounts on shoes, apparel, shoes, bags and handbags, accessories, watches, sunglasses, jewelry, electronics, housewares and beauty products. Unlike its parent company,, it doesn't offer free shipping on orders and returns and its return policy is only 30 days, versus a year at Zappos. Both of these policies allow to offer sharper discounts of up to 75 percent off.


Founded in 1996, AbeBooks (Advanced Book Exchange) is a global network of 13,500 dealers of used, rare and out-of-print books with regional databases for various countries, including the U.S. and Canada. Each dealer submits the books he or she has in stock to the AbeBooks database (at last count, it included more than 110 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books from thousands of booksellers around the world). Search for books by title, author or keyword or browse by subject. You'll be shown every available copy of each book in your country, with price and condition and the name of the dealer. If you purchase a book, AbeBooks will collect your credit card information and forward your shipping information to the dealer, who will send the book to you directly.

AbeBooks UK

Launched in 2001, AbeBooks UK (Advanced Book Exchange) is a global network of thousands of dealers of used, rare and out-of-print books. Each dealer submits the books he or she has in stock to the AbeBooks UK database (at last count, it included more than 110 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books from thousands of booksellers around the world). Search for books by title, author or keyword or browse by subject. AbeBooks UK will collect your credit card information and forward your shipping information to the dealer, who ships the book directly.

AC Lens

AC Lens sells contact lenses at up to 70 percent off retail prices. All contact lenses dispensed by AC Lens are the exact lenses prescribed by your eye doctor and are delivered in safe, sealed containers direct from the manufacturer. AC Lens carries all major brands, including Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb, Biomedics, Boston, Ciba Vision, Focus, Freshlook, Proclear, Purevision and Soflens. It also carries all types of lenses, such as daily disposables, conventional (vial), toric, RGP (Oxygen Permeable), colored and tinted and bifocals, as well as designer sunglasses. AC Lens provides free online consultations with its staff doctors of optometry.

Academic Superstore

Academic Superstore sells commercial Windows and Macintosh software to students, parents of students and teachers at educational rates. To order, you must provide proof that you are a part- or full-time student, administrator, teacher or faculty member attending or employed by an accredited, degree-granting institution (K-12 or higher ed), or the parent of a K-12 or college student. Or you can purchase for an accredited, degree-granting school, college or hospital directly affiliated with an educational institution. High school students may purchase Microsoft products only if they provide a letter of acceptance from a college. Before you can order, every customer must provide a current student or faculty ID card, class schedule, registration receipt or letter from the school. Some caveats: Not all manufacturers offer discounts to K-12 students or home-schooled students. Some manufacturers require full time enrollment. Class schedule must show current enrollment status. Verification letter must be signed by a school official or faculty representative. ID cards must be either validated to current semester, or submitted with current class schedule. Adobe, Corel, and Microsoft require photo IDs. You must resubmit your credentials each year.

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware began in the Chicago area in 1924 as a small chain called Ace Stores. It became known as Ace Hardware in 1931; its first self-service store opened in Merrillville, Indiana in 1952. By 1976 the chain had become a retailer-owned cooperative. Today these "helpful hardware" shops sell lawn and garden equipment, outdoor living products, paint, home goods, tools, hardware, plumbing supplie, heating and cooling equiment, electrical gear and auto accessories. Its online site also has shops devoted to products from Weber, Stanley, Rubbermaid and Carhartt Clothing. You can browse clearance items or the weekly circular or view a list of top selling products. Ace Hardware Online also offers a section of how-to videos and FAQs, learning guides, paint tips and lawn and garden advice. You also can click on the "Monthly Rebates" link to view a list of the current month's cash-back offers. Finally, members of the Ace Rewards program receive a $5 reward for every $250 spent at Ace Hardware, plus special online-only instant rebate offers.

Adagio Teas

"Once you drink our teas," says Adagio Teas, "you will not want to drink anything sold in a supermarket ever again... The varieties there are the bottom of the barrel: low-quality bags containing 'tea dust,' or the tiny leaf particles that break off when tea leaves are processed." Adagio sells only full-leaf tea. It comes in resealable tins except for the largest size and a few herbals that come in aluminum-lined paper bags. Adagio sells black teas as well as a variety of flavors, oolong, white, green, herbal, roibos, decaf and teaware. Adagio Teas does not sell chai tea but recommends its Oriental Spice variety. You can order samplers for $15 or less. Adagio also has a tea-of-the-month club.

AJ Madison

Based in Brooklyn, New York, AJ Madison is the leading independent online appliance store and authorized dealer for a large variety of brands, including Electrolux, Broan, General Electric, Whirlpool, DCS, Jenn-Air, Friedrich, Amana, Maytag, Marvel, KitchenAid, U-Line and Frigidaire. AJ Madison sells cooking products (including ranges, microwaves and wall ovens), refrigerators, wine coolers, freezers, dishwashers, disposals, trash compactors, washers and dryers, air conditioners, snow blowers, patio accessories, grills, and sinks and faucets, among many other products. You can shop by keyword or brand. Don't overlook its outlet section or rebate center.


Alibris, which began in 1994 as a book-listing service called Interloc, is a network of thousands of used and rare booksellers around the world that offer more than 100 million out-of-print, used, foreign-language, rare and signed books, along with first editions, autographs, maps and other collectibles. Alibris and its dealers also sell used videos, DVDs and CDs. You can search the extensive database by title, author or subject. The results include the condition of each book, movie or CD and a 1-5 point rating of the independent seller that offers it. You order through Alibris, which notifies the dealer to ship the item.


You know the place. Soon Amazon will be selling human organs and farm equipment (don't believe it? See for yourself). In the meantime, books and DVDs are discounted up to 40 percent and music and videos up to 35 percent. Plus the site has a lot of hidden bargains such as remainder books, discount toys, inexpensive videos and video games.

Amazon Auto Parts

Amazon Auto Parts stocks thousands of auto parts for cars and trucks. Search by year, make and model. Or you can browse by category. Don't overlook the clearance (outlet) section or the daily deals. Amazon Auto Parts also carries accessories for motorcycles and boats, as well as electronics such as car audio and GPS.

Amazon Baby

Babies are so cute -- especially when they're holding mommy and daddy's checkbook! Save some money on the essentials by shopping at Amazon Baby. It carries a large selection of games and toys for infants up to a year old, including activity toys, cribs, strollers and car-seat toys, dolls and plush toys, electronic learning toys, gyms and playmats, music and sound toys, rattles, ride-ons, sorters and stackers, teethers and visual stimulation. It also carries backpacks and carriers, car seats, strollers, travel systems, playards, play centers, walkers, swings, bouncers, bathing products, changing tables, diaper bags, apparel, breastfeeding products, highchairs, health and safety equipment, bedding and nursery decor. Who said life would be simpler with kids?

Amazon Books

Amazon, although it now sells just about everything under the sun, began in 1995 as an online bookstore. While the largest bookstores and mail-order catalogs might have 200,000 titles, founder Jeff Bezos realized an online bookstore could have many more. He named his creation Amazon after the world's largest river. The first book sold was Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Amazon also hosts a large marketplace of secondhand book sellers.

Amazon Computers

Amazon Computers stocks a wide variety of computers and accessories for the PC and Mac, including networking gear, storage devices, printers and software. Search by brand or category or browse the bestseller lists.

Amazon Crafts

Amazon Crafts is the place to be for the crafter, sewer, scrapbooker and hobbyist. It offers a wide variety of supplies that you can search by category or brand.

Amazon DVD

Amazon DVD stocks thousands of DVDs, including new releases and classics. Search by keyword or category, or limit your search to Blu-ray or standard DVD formats. Amazon DVD also carries HD DVDs and a few VHS for the old-school media consumer.

Amazon Electronics

Amazon Electronics carries a wide variety of electronics at discount prices from all the major brands. Search by category or keyword.

Amazon Fashion

Amazon Fashion carries apparel for women, men, teens, children and babies, as well as special sizes for petites, plus, maternity and big and tall men. There's also a denim shop. Amazon Clothing stocks apparel from many top designer brands, including Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Perry Ellis, Rock & Republic, Diesel, Kenneth Cole, Splendid, Nautica, Levi, Kensie and True Religion. It also has partnered with retailers such as Macy's, Guess, Armani Exchange, Eddie Bauer, Target, Eddie Bauer, The Children's Place and Land's End.

Amazon Games

Amazon Video Games stocks games for all major formats, including PC games that can be downloaded directly to your computer. Amazon Video Games offers a helpful console buying guide, bonus offers and the ability to trade in your used games for credit. It also has a variety of featured stores devoted to Blizzard Entertainment, Call of Duty, Disney, EA Sports, Grand Theft Auto, Microsoft Kinect, The Sims and Wii Fit.

Amazon Grocery

Amazon stocks more than 10,000 non-perishable items, including baking supplies, boxed meals and side dishes, beverages, breakfast foods, condiments and sauces, herbs, spices and seasonings, household supplies (including soaps and cleaners), natural and organic products and snacks, cookies and candies. Browse by category or brand. Build a shopping list or order products to be sent automatically at specific intervals.

Amazon Health & Beauty

Amazon Health and Personal Care stocks thousands of products that can easily be ordered, including treatments for the symptoms of alleries, cough and cold, diabetes, indigestion, pain and snoring. It also has braces and supports, first-aid kits, health monitors, natural remedies and vitamins, medical supplies, mobility aids, smoking-cessation products, oral hygiene (i.e., toothpaste) and thermometers.

Amazon Home

Amazon Home has thousands of products designed to beautify your humble living space and mesmerize your visitors, including -- maybe -- members of your picky, picky family.

Amazon Jewelry

Amazon Jewelry stocks thousands of beautiful and affordable luxury items from dozens of retailers. You can shop by category, department, price or keyword, and don't miss the regular markdowns of up to 70 percent on select products. Popular brands include Trina Turk, Kenneth Cole, Nicky Hilton, Beyond Rings, Hello Kitty, Vanessa Mooney, 1928 Jewelry, Carolee, Elle, ABS, Leslie Danzis, Antiquities and Lucky Brand.

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle is the popular wireless reading device that weighs 10 ounces and allows you to start reading a new book within a minute. Kindle has no monthly fees or annual contracts. The Kindle Store stocks more than 600,000 books and single-issue magazines, including the latest bestsellers and new releases from $9.99 each. Since its release, Kindle has been the bestselling product on Amazon. The Kindle store also carries accessories for the product, such as protective covers. You also can download Kindle reading apps for the iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Android and Blackberry.

Amazon Magazines

Amazon Magazines offers top magazines at up to 90 percent off newsstand prices. Search by category, keyword or price (starting at $10 per year or less). You can also renew subscriptions or give gifts. If a magazine offers "automatic renewal," your subscription will continue indefinitely until you cancel, which can be done through Amazon.

Amazon Music

Amazon Music stocks tens of thousands of music CDs and MP3 downloads. Search by keyword or genre or browse new releases and bestsellers. Amazon Music also has stores devoted to Music Gifts, Box Sets, Deluxe Editions and Award Winners. Don't overlook its free MP3 album and song downloads, including samplers.

Amazon Office Supplies

Amazon Office Supply stocks thousands of products for the office and home office, including business and tax solutions, green products, teaching materials, paper, refills, calendars, presentation supplies, envelopes, shipping supplies and school supplies.

Amazon Outlet

Amazon Outlet offers clearance items in apparel, baby items, books, camera and photo, computer and video games, computers, electronics, home and garden, kitchen and housewares, office products, software, sporting goods, tools and hardware and toys and games.

Amazon Pets

Amazon Pets has supplies, including apparel, beds, carriers, collars and leashes, feeding and water supplies, flea and tick control, food, grooming aids, health care, toys, training aids and treats, for every sort of living creature. Popular brands include Blue Buffalo, Canidae, Evo, Halo, Holistic Select, Merrick, Natural Balance, Purina, Royal Canin, Science Diet, Solid Gold and Wellness.

Amazon Shoes

Amazon Shoes stocks thousands of varieties of shoes, as well as handbags and sunglasses. Browse by keyword, department or age and gender. Featured brands include Puma, Crocs, Adidas, Nine West, Skechers, Reebok, Clarks, Dansko, Basics and New Balance. The site also includes the inventories of large retailers such as Aldo, ShoeMall, Shoe Mania, Papa Shoe and Footsmart. Don't miss the Sales and Deals department.

Amazon Software

Amazon Software stocks a wide variety of software for the PC and Mac. Browse by keyword or category. Featured brands include Adobe, Autodesk, Chief Architect, Corel, Encore, Intuit, Magix, McAfee, Microsoft, Nuance, Panda, Rosetta Stone, Sage, Serif, Smith Micro, Sony Creative and Symantec.

Amazon Sports

Amazon carries apparel, gear and equipment for every sport you can imagine, including baseball and softball, basketball, camping and hiking, cycling and wheel sports, exercise and fitness, fishing, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, running, soccer and skateboarding. The store also sells trading cards and memorabilia. Featured brands include Accusplit, Body Max Fitness, Finis, Humminbird, LifeFitness, LifeSpan, Marcy, Mongoose, Nautilus, Polar, Pro-Form, Sole Fitness, Stamina, Team Sports America, Upper Deck and Zippo.

Amazon Toys

Amazon Toys offers action figures, games and puzzles, arts and crafts, building sets, blocks and models, dolls, electronics, educational toys, ride-on toys, role-play and dress-up toys, sports and outdoor toys, stuffed animals, toy figures and playsets and vehicles and die-casts. Search by age, price or category. It also offers specialized stores such as those devoted to birthday gifts, KidKraft and Thomas and Friends. Featured brands include Lego, Nerf, Crayola, TamaTown, Little Tikes, BeyBlade, Fisher Price and Barbie.

Amazon UK

What better place to buy English-language books than in the country that invented the English language? Amazon UK also sells electronics, movies, video games, software, toys and games and home and garden products.

Amazon Wireless

Amazon Wireless offers more than 140 bestselling phones from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. Shop by carrier, features, price, color and/or brand. You can also check if you are eligible for an upgrade.


Why not take the train? It's never quicker than driving but it's sure more comfortable. Amtrak serves more than 500 cities in 46 states over 22,000 miles of track. You can order Amtrak tickets online to be delivered by mail (they'll send it by express mail if you trip is within 10 days) or to be picked up at the station before departure. Most people don't realize that Amtrak offers discount tickets. Typically they're for longer routes, e.g., Chicago to Los Angeles, but often regional tickets are discounted as well. A roundtrip ticket from Chicago to Grand Rapids, for example, that costs $50 might be discounted to $8 those in the know. All aboard. Refunds: Most tickets are refundable before travel begins; a fee applies in most cases ($30 per adult and $15 per child). Some discount tickets are non-refundable.


Ashford, founded in 1997, carries more than 3,000 luxury, brand-name watches at up to 80 percent off retail, all originals with serial numbers and two-year warranties. Ashford has more than 40 top brands, including Movado, Ebel, Bulova, Cartier, Breitling, Invicta, Locman, Raymond Weil, Seiko, Skagen, Hamilton, Omega, Golana Swiss, Ebel, Tag Heuer, Concord and Gucci. Search by gender, brand, keyword or price. Don't overlook the clearance section.

Auction Sniper

Of course it's not fair. But for anyone who has lost a precious item on eBay at the last second, Auction Sniper is a godsend. You enter the highest price you want to pay for an item and the site's software logs into your account and places a last-second bid on your behalf. No more fumbling to type in a final bid as you watch the clock hit 0. The fee for using Auction Sniper is 25 cents for every winning snipe of an item $25 and under, 1 percent of the total price for any item $25 to $995 and $9.95 flat fee for any item over $995. The first three snipes are free so you can testdrive the service.

Audible has a selection of tens of thousands of audio books and audio versions of popular magazines, newspapers such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, radio programs (including those on NPR), lectures and exclusives. Why pay for a tape or CD when all you want is the sound? The books also are up to 75 percent less expensive than buying a comparable audio book. Once you've downloaded the programs to your Windows or Mac computer, you can listen to them immediately, burn them to CD or upload them to your digital audio player (e.g., iPod, Palm, Creative Muvo and 500 other MP3 players, plus iTunes). Anyone can purchase and download titles but the site also offers two memberships, both of which include a free subscription to the audio version of the Wall Street Journal or New York Times and a 30 percent discount on any other audio titles you purchase: Gold: $14.95 per month allows you to download one audio book, periodical or program per month. Platinum: $22.95 per month allows you two downloads per month. is an audio book streaming club for residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Auto Anything

Auto Anything sells thousands of interior and exterior accessories and performance parts for cars and trucks, including a huge selection of vehicle covers. The site, which is the online shop of Blue Ribbon Motoring (founded in 1979), also has bed caps, bike racks, car bras, chrome accessories, deflectors, flender flares, license plate frames, lights, mud guards, nerf bars, roof racks, spoilers, Tonneau covers, cargo liners, dash covers, seat covers, wheel covers, air intake systems, diesel injectors, exhaust systems, performance chips, digital compasses, garage gear, pet travel gear and radar detectors. You can search the site by make or keyword. Auto Anything also offers a one-year guarantee in which it will refund the difference if you find any item you buy at a lower price elsewhere.

Auto Barn

Auto Barn sells thousands of auto parts and accessories for cars, trucks and motorcycles, including car care products, additives and even tires. You can search by brand, the make and model of your vehicle or keyword. Auto Barn, which has been around since 1957, sells original manufacturer parts, aftermarket parts and performance parts. Its 50,000-square-foot warehouse in New York state has 35,000 auto parts in stock.


Operated by the credit report company Experian, AutoCheck is an online service that allows you to enter the VIN of any vehicle and retrieve a report giving its ownership history. This is crucial if you are buying a used car; you want to know if it's ever reported stolen or salvaged, flood-damaged, rebuilt, a rental or fleet vehicle, potentially had its odometer rolled back, or a former taxi or police car. The database contains 16 billion records on more than 320 million vehicles compiled by Experian from state DMVs, auto auctions, Canadian DMV, consumer protection agencies, insurance claims administrators, auto dealers and regulatory agencies. You can type in the VIN to get a free summary; a full vehicle history report is $29.99. Or if you haven't decided on a car, pay $43.99 for unlimited reports for 60 days. For $59.99 you can get unlimited reports for 60 days plus Title Guard insurance.


More than half of the people who place ads on AutoTrader sell their cars within two weeks, and four of five of the millions of people who visit the site each month are specifically looking for a used car. AutoTrader's database contains three million listings from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners. Selling your own car, according to studies, translates to as much as 8 percent premium over trading it in. AutoTrader will help you price your car and guide you through the process of placing an ad. A three-week package starts at about $45, an eight-week package is about $65 and a deluxe package (run until the car sells) is about $100. Spotlighted ads start at about $160. You can also order a Carfax report detailing your car's history to post with your ad.

B&H Photo

B&H Photo, which has a 70,000-square-foot store in New York City, is known for its wide selection (170,000 items, at least count), competitive prices and customer service. "The professional's source" carries electronics, audio and video products for both consumers and pros, including binoculars and scopes, cameras and photo gear, computers, darkroom equipment, film, tapes and other media, home entertainment, lighting and studio equipment, portable electronics, projection and viewing equipment, surveillance equipment and underwater equipment. It also sells used and open-box products. The Deal Dude added B&H to our select list of stores because of personal experience -- its prices are competitive than most other stores online, the gear is almost always in stock and shipped quickly and its site provides a ton of information about each products.

Barnes & Noble

Besides the million books it keeps in stock for immediate delivery, Barnes & Noble sells new and used textbooks, CDs, DVDs, gifts, calendars, prints and posters and toys, games and dolls. Barnes & Noble offers daily discounts of up to 40 percent on New York Times bestsellers, up to 30 percent on new and bestselling hardcovers and paperbacks and up to 20 percent on audiobooks.

Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops sells a large variety of outdoor equipment and gear, including products for freshwater fishing, fly fishing, saltwater fishing, hunting, camping, climbing and archery. It also stocks marine supplies, gear and electronics, along with apparel and footwear. Don't overlook its clearance department or the list of its 100 top-selling items, divided by category. The Bass Pro Shops online catalog contains more than 11,000 products, most of which you can view in extreme detail. Browse through the free online library of more than 3,300 articles on hunting, fishing, camping, marine and gear, along with cool features such as the "fish calculator" that allows you to enter the length and girth of specific fish to get an estimate of their weight.


BenefitsCheckUp, created by the National Council on Aging, allows seniors or their children or friends to search more than 2,000 federal, state and state programs that offer benefits for housing, health care, utility bills and other costs. You can sort the programs and determine eligibility based on location and annual income. Since it launched in 2001, BenefitsCheckUp has identified more than $10 billion in benefits for more than three million seniors.

Best Buy

Founded in 1966 by Richard Schulze, Best Buy was originally known as Sound of Music. After expanding into video in the early 1980s, Schulze changed the name to Best Buy. In 1989 he introduced a novel concept to retailing -- every in stock was put on the sales floor (rather than just a display model) and sold by specialists who were paid salaries rather than commissions. The online site, launched in 2000, carries computers, printers, software, CDs, DVDs, video games, toys, televisions, DVD players, MP3 players, home theater systems, digital cameras, appliances, vacuums, heaters, cell phones and office products and furniture. Shop by category, keyword or brand. Besides its low prices, Best Buy's site is known for its free guides, such as its HDTV Information Center and Guide to Speakers.

Best Deal Magazines

Start, renew or extend your subscription to more than 50 magazines at Best Deal Magazines for $4 to $5 per year with coupon, whether it's a new subscription or renewal. Its prices are low because most of the cost is paid by sponsors. Unlike other sites, BDM does not automatically renew your subscriptions by charging your credit card. Instead, it sends you a reminder by email shortly before your subscription expires. It also offers more than 1,000 additional magazines for up to 75 percent off. Your name and address are not shared with anyone except the publishers. You also may give gift subscriptions.

Biblio Books

Biblio was founded in 2000 as a price comparison engine for new and used books and then, in 2003, became a marketplace where small booksellers could display their inventories. It currently lists more than 50 million titles from booksellers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. You can search by title, author, keyword or ISBN and filter for first or signed editions, books with free shipping or books on sale. Says co-founder Brendan Sherar, "We believe a book that has been owned, read and cherished only adds to its value and enriches its history. Our customers aren’t looking for just a common product; they’re searching for a genuine experience that harkens back to the touch and smells of an old bookshop from a former time. They find this experience in Biblio’s vast book collection, which is individually cultivated by our independent sellers." Biblio was the first bookselling marketplace to offer carbon-offsetting on all orders, and it also has a charitable arm that funds libraries in Bolivia.


BiggerBooks sells new and used books at up to 90 percent. Search by title, author, ISBN or keyword.

Blinds Express

Blinds Express, is the online division of Window Flair, a window treatment, carpet and flooring business that has operated in Rochester, New York for more than 40 years. Its partners include Comfortex, Bali Blinds, Graber, M&B Blinds, Levolor, Kirsch, Norman Shutters and Norman Blinds. You can search the site by manufacturer, type of product, category or keyword. It also provides on how to measure for your window coverings and you also can request free samples. Or enter the measurements and types of blinds you need for a free price comparison.

Book Club Deals

Book Club Deals, a companion site to Deal Dude, is a comprehensive guide to every discount book club available online to residents of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Browse by category or search by keyword. Each profile includes details about the book club's introductory offer, its purchase requirements, sales tax, shipping charges and customer service contacts. The site also has an extensive FAQ on how clubs work, and you can sign up to be alerted when new deals are posted for any particular book club.


Founded in 1917 as a newsstand in Florence, Alabama, Books-A-Million is the nation's third largest book retailer with more than 200 stores across the country, as well as its online shop.


Booksfree sells and rents paperback books, children's books and CD and MP3-CD audio books. You can rent anywhere anywhere from two to 12 paperbacks at a time starting from $10.49 per month or rent one to four audio books on CD at a time starting from $13.49 per month.

Cameta Camera

Cameta Camera is a full-service camera store and photographic equipment retailer in Amityville, New York, since 1983. It is an authorized dealer for all major brands of photographic equipment. It began selling equipment online in 2001 on eBay and has since received more than 550,000 positive ratings there. From there the store expanded to its own site.

Camping World

Founded in 1966, Camping World has grown to become the world's largest supplier of RV parts, supplies and accessories. It stocks more than 8,000 products for the outside of your RV (awnings, steps, mats, ladders, decor, tent and camping gear, screens and shades, chairs and tables, grills, boats, bikes and racks), for maintaining your RV (electrical and solar, sanitation, freshwater systems, generators, propane, covers and garages, storage, fans and vents, heaters and furnaces, air conditioners and cleaners), driving your RV (hitching and towing, jacks and levelilng, electronics, truck accessories, tires and wheels, mirrors and backup, shocks and stabilizers and performance) and inside your RV (kitchen, bedding, furnishings, travel comforts, laundry and bath, lighting, pet supplies, books and games). Don't overlook the clearance section, Internet-only specials and technical catalog.

Carousel Checks

Carousel Checks sells personal and business checks at up to 80 percent off bank prices, with more than 3,500 products. It also sells deposit tickets, check covers and labels. is a site that allows you to compare pricing from more than a dozen car rental companies and book your travel. It also displays the best daily rates in real time at more than 15,000 locations worldwide. connects directly to the car rental companies' inventories without any middlemen. offers the best rates available at the time you book the car. However, prices fluctuate constantly based on supply and demand, so if you see a better price, you can always modify your reservation to take advantage of the lower price.


CarsDirect is an online service that helps you find the best price for new and used cars and trucks. First, research vehicles using its library of information. Once you have selected a make, model and year, browse the listings for used cars near your zip code or ask Cars Direct to find you the best price on a new vehicle. After selecting the model and options and entering some basic information, CarsDirect shows the best price it could find at nearby deakers, and it's sometimes the invoice price, meaning the dealer will only be making a profit on any incentives he received from the manufacturer. CarsDirect also can help arrange financing, so that you only have to show up at the dealer, sign the paperwork, and drive away with the car. There's no obligation if you get a quote through the service, and they do almost all the legwork except for picking up the car.

Catalog Choice

Launched in 2007, Catalog Choice is a free, non-profit service that allows you to opt out of receiving catalogs, coupons, credit offers, phone books and other unsolicited mailings from any of more than 3,000 companies. Catalog Choice's mission is to reduce unwanted mail, save natural resources and protect privacy. Create an account and select the companies you would like to notify. Catalog Choice lets them know and keeps track of their confirmations. In addition, for a donation of $20 annually, you can have your name removed from third-party marketing company databases. These companies do not mail to consumers directly but create lists that are rented to companies for marketing purposes. You can also give annual memberships as gifts.

Cheap Tickets

Cheap Tickets is an online reservation service that allows you to purchase tickets from most major airlines. You also can search for and book hotel rooms, rental cars, train tickets, cruises and vacation packages. Don't overlook the "Last-Minute Trips" section and Cheap Ticket deals. The site was founded in 1986 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. An airline offered an ad agency a number of discounted airline tickets instead of cash to pay for a job. The ad agency owner put an ad in the paper offering "Discounted cheap tickets for sale" to sell them. Realizing he might be onto something, he asked the airline to give him more tickets at a discount, and Cheap Tickets was born.


CityPASS is a pass you can purchase that provides discounted admission to five or six of the must-see attractions in 10 American cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Toronto, Hollywood, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles / San Diego. Save up to 50 percent off the price of purchasing tickets separately, and avoid the lines. Tickets for kids are discounted even further. Each CityPASS is valid for nine consecutive days, with the exception of the Southern California pass, which is good for 14 days and includes a 3-Day Park Hopper® to Disneyland® Park and Disney's California Adventure® Park, one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld San Diego, and a choice of either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. You can order your tickets in booklet form or download them immediately to your computer's printer. Although the attractions sometimes change, here are examples of those that are included with each CityPASS:

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium - Expedited Entry; World of Coca-Cola; Zoo Atlanta; Inside CNN Studio Tour; Fernbank Museum of Natural History or Atlanta Botanical Garden / High Museum of Art or Atlanta History Center. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 12.

Boston: New England Aquarium; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Science; Skywalk Observatory; Harvard Museum of Natural History or John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 11.

Chicago: Shedd Aquarium; Museum of Science and Industry; The Field Museum; Adler Planetarium; Skydeck Chicago or John Hancock Observatory. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 11.

Hollywood: Red Line Behind-the-Scenes Tour; Starline Movie Stars Homes Tour; Madame Tussauds Hollywood; Kodak Theatre guided tour or Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 11.

Houston: Space Center Houston; Downtown Aquarium; Houston Museum of Natural Science; Houston Zoo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston or The Children's Museum of Houston; George Ranch Historical Park or The Health Museum. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 11.

New York City: Empire State Building; Metropolitan Museum of Art; American Museum of Natural History; Museum of Modern Art; Statue of Liberty or Circle Line Sightseeing Tour; Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock. Kids tickets are for ages 6 to 17.

Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute; Adventure Aquarium; Phila Trolley & The Big Bus Company; Philadelphia Zoo; The Academy of Natural Sciences or National Constitution Center; Please Touch Museum or Eastern State Penitentiary. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 12.

San Francisco: 7-day pass on muni and cable car system; California Academy of Sciences; Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise; Aquarium of the Bay; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Exploratorium or de Young Museum and Legion of Honor. Kids tickets are for ages 5 to 12.

Seattle: Space Needle; Seattle Aquarium; Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour; Pacific Science Center; Woodland Park Zoo; The Museum of Flight or Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum. Kids tickets are for ages 4 to 12.

Seattle: Space Needle; Seattle Aquarium; Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour; Pacific Science Center; Woodland Park Zoo; The Museum of Flight or Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum. Kids tickets are for ages 4 to 12.

Southern California: Disneyland 3-Day Park Hopper; Disney's California Adventure; Universal Studios Hollywood; SeaWorld; San Diego Zoo. Kids tickets are for ages 3 to 9.

Toronto: CN Tower; Casa Loma; Ontario Science Centre; Royal Ontario Museum; Toronto Zoo. Kids tickets are for ages 4 to 12.

Clubs of America

Gift-of-the-Month Clubs from Clubs of America provide unique gifts that keep on giving -- sign up to have a friend, relative or co-worker receive a gift each month of wine, beer, cigars, chocolate, coffee, flowers, fruit or pizza. Or join yourself. You can subscribe for anywhere from one to 12 months, including every second or third month. Club prices range from about $25 to $45 per month, including shipping. Beer club members each month receive a 12-pack with four varieties of microbrews, wine club members get two bottles (choice of red, white or variety), flower club members receive a fresh bouquet, fruit club members receive five pounds of seasonal fruit (two varieties), cigar club members receive five hand-rolled cigars from around the world, coffee club members receive two 12-ounce bags, chocolate club members receive a one-pound box and pizza club members receive three nine-inch deep-dish pizzas, fresh frozen. Shipments arrive the third or fourth week of every month.

Computer Clock Updater

The National Institute of Standards and Technology maintains a collection of atomic clocks that are so accurate that the best of them won't gain or lose a second in 20 million years. You can set your computer clock to the NIST standard with a free downloadable program from its site, available for both Windows and Macintosh users. It takes only a few seconds to download—give or take. Once you download the program, use the "Query Server" menu to update your clock and/or set the program to update automatically at regular intervals of your choosing. You have to be connected to the Internet for the update to work.

Consumer Information Catalog

You've seen ads on TV for the Consumer Information Catalog, which lists hundreds of pamphlets and CD-ROMs about consumer and federal government issues, many of which are free and most of which cost no more than $2 each. Now you can order the pamphlets online or, in some cases, download them immediately in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The selection includes booklets on topics such as cars, computers, education, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, money, small business and travel. It includes titles such as Finding the Best Used Car, Internet Auctions: A Guide for Buyers and Sellers, Financial Planning for College, High-Earning Workers Who Don't Have a Bachelor's Degree, Helping Children Cope With Disaster, How You Can Buy Used Federal Personal Property, Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?, How to Find Medical Information, Borrower's Guide to Home Loans, Making a Will and Fly Smart. Shipping: Free.

Consumer Reports

Since 1936, Consumer Reports has been reviewing and rating all variety of products, including cars, computers and appliances as well as food and household items. Its online site, available for $5.95 per month or $26 per year (subscribers to the magazine pay $19), includes a searchable index of all its past tests. It also has a free guide to ratings of online merchants and a database of product recalls. To remain independent, Consumer Reports pay retail for every item it tests and the magazine doesn't accept advertising. It also doesn't allow manufacturers to use its name in advertising.

Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market was founded in the late 1950s by William Ampthor, a San Francisco importer who began selling shiploads of hand-woven wicker from a city pier. In 1958 he opened his first retail store on Fisherman’s Wharf and named it Cost Plus World Market. The name comes from the fact the products were sold at cost plus 10 percent. Today Cost Plus World Market is known for its unique and affordable products gathered from all corners of the world. It's a global bazaar brought by the Internet to your home, from Balinese baskets, pottery from Portugal and collectibles from Africa to scrolled artwork inspired by Spanish artifacts. There are now more than 260 Cost Plus World Market stores across the country. allows you to select and print free grocery coupons for brand-name products. These are the same type of coupons you clip from the Sunday newspaper. Create an account by providing your name and e-mail address, select as many coupons as you like, then install the site's free Coupon Printer software to send them to your printer. During a recent visit, there were more than 70 coupons offered, including $1 off four boxes of DeCecco pasta, $1 off two General Mills cereals, 75 cents off Arm & Hammer toothpaste, 50 cents off Motrin, $1.50 off two GE lightbulbs, 50 cents off Children's Tylenol, $1 off two bags of Eight O'Clock coffee, $1.50 off Opti-Free Express contact lens solution, $3 off OxiClean baby laundry detergent, $1 off three Hamburger Helpers, $1 off One-a-Day vitamins, $1 off any Aleve and a free Yoplait yogurt when you buy six. The offers you see will vary, of course, as they change constantly. also provides special coupon deals if you are willing to provide more information about yourself in short consumer surveys.

Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn, founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey, has grown from a small business specializing in fine soaps to a global company known for its fragrances, toiletries, gourmet foods and gifts. Crabtree & Evelyn is inspired by John Evelyn, a 17th-century Englishman who was one of the first naturalists and conservationists. His estate, Sayes Court, was filled with magnificent gardens. Evelyn’s personal motto was "Explore everything. Keep the best."


Dell sells laptop and desktop computers, electronics, software and accessories. Look for regular specials such as free shipping, free memory upgrades, $100 off a system or free add-ons (CD drives, DVD drives, etc.) and don't overlook the Outlet Store, which features three types of products at deep discounts: (1) Previously Ordered New (systems shipped and opened but never used by customer); (2) Certified Refurbished (systems put through the production process again to ensure they meet original factory specifications); and (3) Scratch & Dent (sometimes brand new or refurbished items with cosmetic blemishes).

Dell Canada

Dell Canada, the well-known discount computer manufacturer, also sells a variety of electronics, accessories and software. Its site is available in English or French.

Discount Newspapers

Discounted Newspapers, founded in 2001, is the leading online subscription service for local and national newspapers. It has a direct relationship with each newspaper it offers, so you can be assured your information is going directly to the source. Delivery will begin within a week of your order. Subscribe to national papers such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Financial Times and USA Today, papers in all the major markets of the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Houston, or local papers. Enter your zip code to see all the newspapers available in your area.

Disney Store

Visit Disney Store for everything Disney, from toys and dolls to movies, music, games, clothes, home decor, art and collectibles. All your favorites are here: Mickey, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh, Lilo and Stitch, 101 Dalmations, Kim Possible. Don't overlook the clearance section. Shop by age, price or category.

Do-Not-Call Registry

The federal Do-Not-Call List allows you to add your name and home and cell phone numbers to a federal list that telemarketers are legally obliged not to contact. The Federal Trade Commission estimates being on the list will cut down on about 80 percent of unwanted solicitations. Marketers are supposed to check the list every three months, and those who call people who have been listed can be fined up to $11,000 for each violation. A consumer who has placed his or her numbers on the list and still receives calls can file complaints online or through an automated phone system. (Charities, pollsters and -- surprise, surprise -- politicians are exempt from the list.) Other exceptions: A merchant can call someone on the list if the person has bought, leased or rented from the merchant within the previous 18 months. It also can call if a person has inquired about or applied for something from the merchant during the previous three months. Once your register, you will notice a drop in telemarketing calls about three months later. The World Privacy Forum offers another great resource that lists the registry and nine other programs that allow you to opt-out of receiving material.

Donors Choose

Donors Choose is a unique program that allows you to fund proposals for classroom materials, field trips and other needs from teachers at public schools with low-income students. Search by category or keyword, read the teacher's proposal, and donate any amount you can to either partially or fully fund the project. When the project or materials are funded, you will receive personal thank-yous from the students and teachers. You can browse by type of resource needed (e.g., books, supplies, technology, trips, visitors, etc.), the region or subject category (Art & Music, Physical Education, Literacy & History, Math & Science And Beyond) or the cost to complete. You also can give a gift in someone's honor or purchase a gift certificate; you get the tax deduction and they get the thank-yous. The site also allows you to open gift registries, and then invite friends and family to donate to the proposals you recommend.

Dr. Seuss Book Club

The Dr. Seuss Book Club from Early Moments is designed for pre-school through first-grade readers. New members receive five books for a total of $5.95 with free shipping, plus a free tote. You can return the Cat in the Hat if you're not satisfied and keep the books and tote as gifts. If you decide to continue, you'll be sent three new hardcover Seuss books every four weeks for $4.99 each plus shipping. You can cancel at any time.


Duncraft is a bird supply store founded in 1952 by Gil Dunn after he invented a wood tray that clipped onto wooden windowsills. Based in New Hampshire, today Duncraft ("bird feeding at its best") is run by his son Mike and daughter Sharon. Their goal is to "create havens for birds one backyard at a time." To that end, Duncraft's online store features baffles and guards, bird baths, bird feeders, bird houses, seed and foods, seed blocks, books and DVDs, brackets and poles, solar products, squirrel strategies, window-strike solutions and window thermometers. You can search by category or bird type. Don't overlook the closeout section, where products are discounted up to 70 percent. Duncraft also offers free resources such as a bird house selection guide, birding tips, and a feeder / food chart.

Earth From Space

Earth From Space is a collection of more than 400,000 images taken by astronauts since 1961. You can view and download them free for personal use in high or low resolutions, or order prints through private developers. A similar site, the Terra Server, contains a huge collection of detailed satellite photos that allows you to find your house from space (U.S. only). The Big Blue Marble puts it all together.

Easy Cinema UK

Easy Cinema is an online DVD rental service for residents of the U.K. It is powered by Lovefilm. You can rent up to three DVDs at a time for £1.99 each including postage. Credits are sold in packs of four (£7.96 for one DVD at a time), seven (£13.93, up to two DVDs at a time) or 10 (£19.90, up to three DVDs at a time).

Launched in 2000, stocks more than 100,000 downloadable books in 60 subject categories. Offering four formats (PDF for Digital Editions, ePub for Digital Editions, Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket), it's the leading retailer of downloadable books on the web and allows customers to download books to computers, PDAs and mobile phones. You can also read books online, from any computer, anywhere, without downloading or installing any software. was the first online bookstore to enable its customers to look inside a book before buying, read books online and search the entire contents of every book in its catalog. also sells digital textbooks.


eCampus stocks thousands of new and used textbooks and buys back used books. eCampus also sells clothing (including Greek apparel, T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts and baseball caps), medical books and supplies, office supplies and art supplies.

Entirely Pets

Entirely Pets is an online pet supply store that stocks thousands of non-prescription products for cats, dogs, horses, fish, birds, reptiles and small pets. Founded in 2001, Entirely Pets sells only FDA/EPA-approved products. The retailer promises to match or beat competitor prices; see site for details.

Factory Outlet Store

Factory Outlet Store is a Brooklyn-based electronics retailer. It sells both brand new and factory reconditioned products at 20 percent to 70 percent off retail.

Family Christian

Family Christian is the online site for the chain of stores with nearly 300 locations and more than 4,000 employees in 36 states dedicated solely to the Christian retailing market. Its motto is "helping to strengthen hearts, minds and souls." Family Christian sells Christian books, music, kid stuff, Bibles, software, gifts, apparel, cards, DVDs, videos and material for teachers, home schoolers and church professionals.

Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear, which is part of the Brown Shoe Company, stocks thousands of shoes from top brands such as Nike, Puma, adidas, New Balance, ASICS, Steve Madden, DC Shoes, Skechers and Converse. Famous Footwear also has more than 950 stores nationwide. Brown Shoes has been making and selling shoes for more than 130 years and its exclusive brand partners include Naturalizer, LifeStride, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Franco Sarto, Etienne Aigner, Dr. Scholl's, Nickels Soft and Buster Brown.


Founded in 1995, Fanatics has an inventory of more than 60,000 officially licensed products for more than 400 college and professional teams (including football, basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey), including jerseys, T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, auto accessories, blankets, collectibles, cups and glasses, flags and bannders, tailgate equipment, jackets, lawn and garden products, license plate frames, luggage, pet supplies, polos, shoes and socks, wallets and checkbooks and watches and clocks. Use the pulldown menus to find your favorite college or pro team. Don't overlook the sale department.

If it smells good, you can find it at (formerly Founded in 1997, the site carries more than 8,000 brand-name fragrances, skin- and hair-care products for women and men, along with an assortment of gift sets, scented candles and aromatherapy items. Its prices are as much as 70 percent off retail. All of the products it sells are genuine; it doesn't stock imitations or knock-offs. Search by keyword, category or brand, which includes Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Fendi, Lancome, Ralph Lauren, Karl Langerfeld, Elizabeth Arden, Liz Claiborne, Clinique, Gucci, Halston, Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Alfred Sung and dozens of others. FragranceNet sells all types of fragrances, including, in order of concentration, perfume (or parfum), Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne. The more "juice" a fragrance has, the less you have to apply and the longer it will last.

Free Credit Report

If you've ever applied for a credit card or received a bank loan, you have a credit report, and a credit score. Lenders, landlords and credit card companies use these reports and your credit score to determine if you can be trusted with their money. The downside: Some analysts estimate that 50 percent of the reports on file with the three major credit bureaus have incorrect information. A new law requires the three major credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) to each provide one free credit report per year to anyone who asks, either in writing or online. (Note: Getting your Vantage Score, a.k.a. your credit score, which lenders also use, costs a little extra. It ranges from 350 to 900 and is based on about 30 factors.) You can apply for your free annual credit report online, phone 877-322-8228, or print out and mail this form. If you apply online, you will have to answer a few personal questions to prove your identity, so it's good to have your financial records handy. Before you request your report, read this excellent article that describes common myths about credit reports. If you need more than one report per year, and you don't qualify for a free report, you can view your report online for less than $10, or free if you try a credit monitoring service. These services check your reports regularly for suspicious activity that might indicate someone has stolen your identity. However, there also is a method available to prevent anyone from opening credit accounts in your name. It is called a "security freeze," and most states have laws that allow people who haven't been a victim of identity theft to add one to their accounts for $5 to $10. If a security freeze is in place, you won't need a credit monitoring service. Consumer Reports has compiled a list of states that offers security-freeze protection and how to get it done., a site created by the Environmental Protection Agency, allows you to look up the estimated miles per gallon for the new or used vehicle you own or plan to buy. In addition, you can get information on greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings and safety. The automakers run their pre-production cars through testing to determine the fuel efficiency figures, and then the EPA re-tests about 10 percent for accuracy and makes adjustments for real-life city and highway driving conditions (the average vehicle these days gets a pathetic 20 miles per gallon, about the same as 1980). The site also has tips on fuel economy and specs for a new breed of electric hybrids. One, the Honda Insight, gets 57 mpg highway, meaning you could drive from Washington, D.C. to Chicago on single tank of gas.


F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) is an online retailer of new and used DVDs, CDs and games founded in 1972 as Record Town. F.Y.E. currently has more than 650 mall-based stores in 47 states and D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Game Access is a video game rental club for residents of Canada. New members can rent a game free for 10 days. The membership fee is $17.95 per month to have one game at a time, $24.95 to have two or $32.95 to have three. Game Access offers a variety of other plans as well. It rents PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XBox, Xbox 360, Sony PSP, GameCube, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii games. The games ship from Montreal.


Gamefly is an online rental club for PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, XBox, XBox 360, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, Sony PSP, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS video games. Its introductory offer allows you to rent two games free for 10 days, or take your first month at about half price. If you decide to continue as a member, pay $15.95 per month to have one game at a time or $22.95 per month to have up to two games at a time. When you're done playing a game, drop it back in the mail. When Gamefly receives it, the site will ship out the next game on your want list. Games ship from Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Tampa Bay, Florida. Gamefly also offers members unlimited PC play of select games.


GameStop, based in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest online retailer specializing in video games and entertainment software. GameStop carries Playstation 2 (PS2), PSP, XBox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Gameboy Advance, PS3 and PC video games. It also sells used video games, as well as toys and new and used DVDs. Note that used games are guaranteed to work but may not include a box or manual. is the online catalog of The Gap, which is best known for its jeans but also carries a large selection of apparel for women, men, kids and babies. You'll find shirts, pants, sweaters, shoes, belts, shorts, blazers, athletic wear, capris, sleepwear and baby bedding. Don't overlook the regularly updated clearance and sale sections. The Gap selection also includes maternity clothes, swimsuits and intimates (i.e., underwear). The online Gap site carries many more sizes than its retail stores, including petite and tall sizes for women, tall sizes for men and slim and plus / husky for kids., formerly Yardiac, offers more than 25,000 products for gardening and outdoor living, including wrought iron patio furniture, garden edging, ceramic pots, raised garden beds, garden plaques, resin patio furniture, patio swings, garden tool storage, outdoor candles, wall planters, concrete planters and patio furniture covers. The site includes a variety of educational resources, including help from gardening gurus with more than 60 years of experience and reports on the latest gardening innovations. "Horticulturalists tend to overcomplicate our simple pastime," it says. " provides easy to understand, affordable and useful ways to enhance your outdoor décor and to care for your precious plants."

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